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  • Bach names RTA advisory board that will oversee City for Champions initiatives

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on Friday announced 16 community leaders who will serve on the Regional Tourism Act Advisory Board, which will oversee development of the City of Champions. Appointments include three ex-officio members, nine community members and four...

  • Lamborn forced into primary, Renfroe wins CD4 in upset

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    BROOMFIELD - Congressman Doug Lamborn was unexpectedly forced into a primary Friday afternoon after a late-comer to the election, Bentley Rayburn, earned enough delegate support to put his name on the June ballot. Lamborn dominated the event getting 253 votes or 63 percent. Rayburn...

  • Nonprofit group aims to get recreational pot on Colorado Springs November ballot

    By John Schroyer, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Colorado Springs voters may get another chance to legalize recreational marijuana sales this November. A ballot measure that's been in the works for months is on the verge of being filed with the city clerk's office, said Mark Slaugh, director of the nonprofit Every Vote Counts....

  • Lamborn calls on Obama to deny visas to U.N. reps with terrorist ties

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas are asking President Obama to sign legislation that would create presidential authority to bar United Nations representatives from entering the United States if they have known ties with terrorist groups. "If we...

  • Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage ...

  • Aerial firefighting bill gets changes, will re-emerge Monday

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    DENVER - A bill that would launch a Colorado owned and operated aerial firefighting fleet hit some turbulance Thursday in the Senate agricultural committee and was held over until next week. Senate Bill 164, introduced by Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, and Senate President Morgan...

  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report released in November said the IRS issued nearly $4...

  • City for Champions vote triggers legislation that's dividing two state agencies

    By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Legislation to tighten the Regional Tourism Act has created a rift between the Colorado Economic Development Commission and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. "It is awkward to feel like we are taking a position against the board," COEDIT's executive...

  • Colorado bill restricting cellphones in cars fails

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    DENVER — Restrictions on cellphone use while driving in Colorado won't advance this year after lawmakers missed a deadline to vote on the bill. With the bill, Colorado would've joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in requiring drivers to use a hands-free device while...

  • Colorado on the Web: Bloodhound's mayoral win a victory for Divide, dogs everywhere

    By Dalton Walker, dalton.walker@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Pa Kettle didn't expect the good news he got Wednesday. But thanks to a late social media push by Pa's campaign committee, the bloodhound pawed back to win a heated Divide mayoral race after trailing late in the polls. The contest divided the small Teller County town, and news of...

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